The journalist and author Andrew Scott discusses his new work, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia (Harbour Publishing, 2009), with Joseph Planta.
|The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia by Andrew Scott. (Harbour Publishing, 2009) Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names|
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
A few years ago, the folks at Harbour Publishing put together an indispensible book, the Encyclopedia of British Columbia. A very fine companion is the new The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia, now out also from Harbour. It’s a very fine book bringing together stories and details about the province’s history, people and culture. One hundred years ago, Captain John T. Walbran’s British Columbia Coast Names was published, and this is an apt inheritor of that tradition. Andrew Scott joins me now. He has had the task of putting this book together and as a result he’s done a great service and given all of us a wonderful resource. Andrew Scott is a veteran journalist who’s appeared in sundry publications. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Andrew Scott; Good morning, Mr. Scott.